SCRAMBLE IT CLOSE
Three key shots that will help you scramble the ball close from any position around the green.
WEAKEN YOUR GRIP FROM BUNKERS
A tip I’ve found really useful is to weaken the glove hand’s grip on the club by turning the back of your hand a little more towards the target so you can only see two knuckles at address. This encourages the face to stay open so the bottom of the club – the bounce – is the first part of the club to touch the sand. The open face pops the ball high out the sand with plenty of backspin and the extra bounce helps the clubhead glide through the sand rather than digging in.
Control distance at impact I set up with my weight on the left side and keep it there as I swing. Control distance by where you impact the sand and your club, not the length and speed of swing. Less loft and hitting closer to the ball will make it fly further, and vice versa.